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Some places never really leave you. Iceland is one of them. Once you’ve traced the jagged ice of its glaciers, or watched the midnight sun graze the horizon, you’re a goner. Even after you’ve touched down on familiar soil, gotten that weird camped-for-too-long stench out of your sleeping bag, and slept in your own bed, Iceland lingers with you. I’ve spent two summers there now, and have travelled the Ring Road twice,… Read More

Happy Day-After-Earth-Day! Seeing as this spinning ball of dirt hurling through the universe is the only one we can survive on (or at least, the only one that has chocolate, which is pretty much the same thing) I’m thinking that it deserves to be celebrated a while longer than, say, Talk Like a Pirate Day. Or Clergy Appreciation Day. Or National Date Nut Bread Day. All of which exist and are celebrated… Read More

I always seem to get that unshakable travel itch in the spring. Something about the change of seasons makes the world around me feel so immense and undiscovered. Either that, or I am just trying with all my might to daydream my spring midterms into nonexistence.. Okay it’s definitely the latter- but here are a few places that have been keeping my mind occupied over the last week. 10. Climb the perilous… Read More

The dizzying heights and dizzying climb had me scrambling for a rocky seat amongst the other awestruck hikers. Having left behind the unrelenting gravel crunch of our 4 hour ascent, the deafening silence of the summit rung in my ears. My own two legs had earned me this precarious seat at the top of the world, and it was gratifying and exhilarating. Or it would have been, if I hadn’t been so exhausted. The real… Read More

So it’s official. I leave tomorrow to complete the #2 on my bucket list– Hike a volcano! Mount Rinjani, to be specific. Its the second highest volcano in Indonesia, which is not a particularly comforting fact. But even if I have to drag myself to the summit, it’ll all be more than worth it to catch the sunrise over a view like that. It’s a 4-day trek so keep an eye out… Read More

The skies have cleared after yesterday’s unexpected slush and snow storm here in Boston, and with the sun making an appearance its been a little easier to imagine spring arriving any day now. And with the new season comes plenty of daydreaming and wanderlusting, so I thought I’d jot a few of my latest dream adventures down! 4. Attend Loi Krathong, or the “Festival of Lights” in Thailand. Alright, I may have seen Tangled… Read More

Making a Bucket List is that one daunting task that I have been putting off for way too long. And I realized today why exactly that is; it would be absurd to try and condense the constant flow of ideas and adventures I find into a reasonable list of unrivaled ideas.  Literally undoable. I fill every crevice of my notebooks, Pinterest boards, dashboard stickies, whatever, with unending bookmarks of websites, photographs, destinations, and experiences. It’s a little ridiculous,… Read More